Best SD Memory Cards for Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600 is an excellent camera aimed at beginners who want something more than what Nikon’s entry-level camera (D3500) can offer. If you can spare the extra money, it is definitely worth it to get the D5600 because you get features like articulating touchscreen, better autofocus, timelapse recording feature, microphone jack (important if you plan on shooting some video as well) and more. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the best SD cards for Nikon D5600.

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Best SD Cards for Nikon D5600

Similarly to most DSLR and mirrorless cameras on the market that are aimed at beginners, the Nikon D5600 doesn’t benefit from speedy UHS-II memory cards that are often used with flagship cameras. The D5600 has one UHS-I card slot, which means you should definitely pick up one (or more) UHS-I SD cards for the camera. These are the best UHS-I memory cards for Nikon D5600.

UHS-I Cards:
SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB UHS-I U3 V30 Up to 90 MB/s Up to 170 MB/s
Lexar Professional 1066x 128GB SDXC UHS-I V30 Up to 80 MB/s Up to 100 MB/s
Transcend 128GB UHS-I U3 Up to 60 MB/s Up to 95 MB/s

Recommended SD Cards for Video on Nikon D5600

Just like most DSLRs in its price range, Nikon D5600 doesn’t have 4K video recording option. It does, however, supports 1080p recording at up to 60 fps. Since this resolution isn’t demanding at all, any memory card from our list will be able to handle it easily.


If you’re a beginner photographer looking for a camera that has more features than your average entry-level camera than the D5600 is the one for you. And since this DSLR is very undemanding when it comes to memory cards, choosing one for it is quite simple.

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